Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice

Course details

The Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice is an eight-month full-time course (of which one month is distance learning) focusing on the global dimensions of wildlife conservation, and the survey and analysis methods commonly used in the study of terrestrial mammals. The course is intended for early-career conservationists, working with government agencies or NGOs, or recent graduates with considerable field experience, particularly in developing nations.

Please visit the WildCRU website for further details of the Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice.



Students, up to 10, are accommodated in individual bedrooms at the Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House. With 2 shared shower rooms and toilets, 2 additional shared toilets and a communal kitchen. Bedding, towels and kitchen equipment are provided. 


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A grant by the founder of the Panthera Foundation (Dr Thomas Kaplan) provides for the sponsorship of candidates from the developing world. Depending on the amount of own or third party funding secured by candidates, applications can be made for any or all of the following costs:

  • Course fees
  • International travel, to and from the UK
  • Accommodation
  • Living expenses for the duration of the course

Please visit the WildCRU website for further details regarding the financial support available through the Recanati-Kaplan WilldCRU Scholarships.

Course fees and how to apply

The deadline for applications is in mid-June each year. Conservationists working in developing nations are particularly welcome to apply. Please see the WildCRU website for more on the applications process.

Due to the specialist nature of the course and its entry requirements, it is recommended that you send your CV to the Course Co-ordinator using the email address before you start your application with the University.

Applications must then be made through University of Oxford Graduate Admissions. Please see the course page on the Graduate Admissions website for information about entry requirements, fees and how to apply. 

Course Director: Claudio Sillero